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    • The Arms of Krupp

    • 1587-1968
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 48 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The Arms of Krupp brings to life Europe's wealthiest, most powerful family, a 400-year German dynasty that developed the world's most technologically advanced weapons, from cannons to submarines to antiaircraft guns; provided arms to generations of German leaders, including the Kaiser and Hitler; operated private concentration camps during the Nazi era; survived conviction at Nuremberg; and wielded enormous influence on the course of world events.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Evil is as evil does

    • By qwerty on 27-08-18

    Regular price: £42.69

    • A World Lit Only by Fire

    • The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth, the Renaissance.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gets better

    • By markw on 02-04-07

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Death of a President

    • November 20 - November 25, 1963
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 33 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    As the world still reeled from the tragic and historic events of November 22, 1963, William Manchester set out, at the request of the Kennedy family, to create a detailed, authoritative record of President John F. Kennedy's death, including the days immediately preceding and following the assassination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant. Definitely worth a second listen.

    • By Ms. Katherine R. Kane on 08-01-19

    Regular price: £27.19

    • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Volume 3

    • Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965
    • By: William Manchester, Paul Reid
    • Narrated by: Clive Chafer, Paul Reid
    • Length: 53 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Spanning 1940 to 1965, this volume picks up shortly after Winston Churchill became prime minister - when Britain stood alone against the might of Nazi Germany. The Churchill described here is a man of courage, intellect, and an irresistible will to action.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • FIRST AND SECOND EPISODE NOT AVAILABLE ON UK SITE

    • By Broken iPod owner on 30-09-14

    Regular price: £32.89

    • Goodbye, Darkness

    • A Memoir of the Pacific War
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5

    This memoir offers an unrivaled firsthand account of World War II in the Pacific - what it looked like, sounded like, smelled like, and most of all, what it felt like to one who underwent all but the ultimate of its experiences.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Honest, humane and intelligent personal history

    • By John on 14-08-12

    Regular price: £24.39

    • Controversy, and Other Essays in Journalism, 1950-1975

    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    The writing of Death of a President, William Manchester's award-winning account of President Kennedy's assassination, is the topic of the title essay in this collection, as it was a controversy like few others, pitting one of the most prominent historians of the day against Jackie Kennedy, the most famous and private widow in the world. The essay provides an insider's account of the struggle to see the book published.

    Regular price: £27.09

    • One Brief Shining Moment

    • Remembering Kennedy
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Manchester recalls in intimate detail everything from family gatherings at Hyannis Port, to grueling campaign trips, and quiet evenings alone with the president in the White House family quarters. The resulting portrait provides listeners with myriad anecdotes and insights into a life of a man that bristled with vigor, competitiveness, and an unflagging drive for excellence, and shone with elegance, intelligence, and compassion.

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Disturber of the Peace

    • The Life of H. L. Mencken
    • By: William Manchester
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This fine biography of H. L. Mencken tells of how he rose to his unique position as comic genius and pre-eminent critic of American culture. It is the story of a man whose massive power of invective inspired and infuriated his contemporaries and whose popularity and unpopularity mounted with the frenzied pace of the 1920s.

    Regular price: £24.39